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Stock News N NBC News preview clips added to EW YORK —, a stock, archival and news footage search engine, is offering over 30,000 preview clips from the archives of NBC News. According to Clara Fon-Sing, VP & GM of NBC News Archives sales and strategy, "We are opening our archives and giving producers access to content never seen before to tell their stories. At the same time, we are making large amounts of video from our archives available online on multiple platforms in order to optimize the reach of our archival clips ." NBC News Archives is distributing its content more widely and launched as a fully e-commerce-enabled Web- site — — in 2011. In other news, more than 167,000 preview clips from Historic Films Archive are now available for view- ing through Through this alliance, users will be able to screen preview clips from Historic Films' stock footage col- lection. This allows Historic Films ( to reach a new user base for its stock footage licensing busi- ness. Historic Films' collection of stock footage spans the years 1895 to 2010. HBO Archives adds 2nd unit photography from its series N EW YORK — HBO Archives is now licensing stock footage from HBO's television series, films and miniseries. Footage is culled from outtakes and 2nd unit shoots from productions such as Entourage, Generation Kill, John Adams, The Pacific, The Sopranos, Too Big to Fail, You Don't Know Jack, Temple Grandin (pictured) and a bunch of others that have been shot over the last 25 years. Footage includes iconic landmarks, establishing shots, period recreations, nature and lifestyle b-roll. There is a wide variety of footage from around the world as well, including Thailand, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Australia, Tus- cany and Rwanda. Almost all clips are 201.384.7715 HISTORIC C ONTEMPORAR Y VIDEO FILM H D 12 …to Global ImageWorks Post • May 2012 available in high defi- nition from 35mm film. Over 1,000 clips have been digitized to the HBO Archives Website ( and are available for preview and low-resolution QuickTime download with HD master delivery available. Culver City's Sony Pictures Stock Footage, which offers a wide range of traditional stock footage as well as a collection of stunts, pyrotechnics and more, has added outtakes that were originally filmed for the feature film Battle: Los Angeles. The new footage includes shots of urban destruction, mass panic, pyrotechnics and aerial shots of LA. The collection, made up of 160,000 clips, is available at Sony is continually adding footage to its library, including recent outtakes from Columbia, TriStar and Screen Gems feature films, as well as Sony Pictures Television productions. For more stock news visit Post's Website New tornado footage from StormStock Martin Lisius has captured new tornado foot- age — most was shot on HD at 1080p30 with some also shot in 3D. Lisius intercepted three tornadoes in A southwest Oklahoma. "This is the best torna- do footage I've shot since 2004, and I've seen RLINGTON, TX — Prairie Pictures's cine- matographer and StormStock founder, about 70 since then, so I'm very pleased with the results. It's very difficult to get a truly pho- togenic tornado. You've got to have perfect atmospheric conditions to get the right look." The footage is currently available for licens- ing and will soon be offered at the new StormStock Website ( as downloadable full-resolution Apple ProRes 422 HQ clips.

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